Golden Hawk alumni & friends of the football program,
This will be the last newsletter of 2016 – and what a solid year it has been for our program.
Our mission statement since 2013 has been to “Win Every Day, In Every Thing We Do” and we have done that in the classroom, around campus and in our community …but it is tough for the outside world to see this winning with a 1-7 or a 4-4 record.
This year our players finally gained the respect from outside world that they definitely deserve for all of their hard work and that is special.
The most common question we have received in season wrap-up meetings and media sessions has been the reasons/secrets for the 1-7 to 7-1 turnaround. For our players and staff, they have been told from Day One that the secret is realizing and knowing that there is no secret. The foundation for this successful year has been the hard work of many; in particular, the work when no one is watching.
The beauty of it all is that we have a motivated group returning for 2017 that is not satisfied. The 2017 Hawks will be reminded more about the Laval loss than the Yates Cup win.
Thank you to all of you for your support. Whether you give financially to this program, attend games or you simply read this newsletter, we appreciate your dedication and the fact that you continue to believe it what we are doing. We have confidence that the 2017 edition of Laurier Golden Hawks Football will be even more memorable.
Here’s what is happening:
It has been a very big week in recruiting with the addition of two outstanding student athletes:
- Linebacker Daniel Fitzgerald from CCH in London
- Receiver Nick Petermann from Cardinal Newman in Stoney Creek
Two Hawks Remain in CFL Top 20
Defensive end Kwaku Boateng and linebacker Nakas Onyeka both remain in the CFL top prospect list. Kwaku and Nakas along with a few of their teammates are preparing for the CFL combine, which will happen in late March. https://laurierfootball.com/2016/12/08/boateng-n-onyeka-among-top-20-cfl-prospects/#more-9155
We still have some of our players that have yet to be adopted. Please let us know if you are interested and we can find the perfect player for you.
Thank you to so many of you that have already sponsored one of our players! https://web.wlu.ca/adoptahawk/documents/2016-17AdoptAHawkGiftForm.pdf
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Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year!
Go Hawks Go!